John Bailey

7 January 1840–6 July 1902 (Age 62)
Chell, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Bailey was born on 7 January 1840, in Chell, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Bailey, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Porter, was 27. He married Sarah Smith on 10 March 1873, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 6 July 1902, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Friedens Cemetery, Bellefontaine Neighbors, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bailey
Sarah Smith
Marriage: 10 March 1873
Joseph Bailey
Elizabeth Bailey
John Bailey
Thomas Charles Bailey
Martha Ann Bailey
James Edward Bailey
Edith Beatrice Bailey
Florence Mathilda Bailey
Frank Samuel Bailey
Charlotte Gertrude Bailey
Alice Marie Bailey

Spouse and Children

10 March 1873
Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Bailey


    Elizabeth Porter




    Eliza Bailey


    William Bailey


    Thomas Bailey


    Elizabeth Bailey


    Charlotte Bailey


+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 14

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Age 20

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

English:1. status name for a steward or official, Middle English bail(l)i (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant’, ‘carrier’ ‘porter’). 2. topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English bail(l)y, baile ‘outer courtyard of a castle’, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’, a word of unknown origin. This term became a place name in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city. 3. habitational name from Bailey in Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. 4. Anglicized form of French Bailly .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Bailey in household of John Bailey, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Bailey in household of John Bailey, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Bailey in entry for Florence Bailey, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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